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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Mac Vanilla Pigment

Mac Pigment in 'Vanilla' | £17

If you're reading this, then I'm probably sat on a beach somewhere topping up my tan or sipping on cocktails in some tropical themed bar... I scheduled a few posts for when I'm away so that Bird's Words keeps on chirpin'! One thing I've been sure to pack in my suitcase in Mac's Vanilla Pigment. Not the most practical product for travel I'll say, but one that I'm addicted to. A few weeks ago I decided to treat myself to this little beauty - I've had my eye on it ever since I first started blogging and thought I'd treat myself for Summer. I'm a big fan of contouring and highlighting so I decided on the shade 'Vanilla' - as it's hailed for being such a multipurpose product for use as both an eyeshadow and all over the body and face.

Vanilla is a lovely creamy milky sort of shade with teeny-tiny hints of glimmer.  It's fast become my favourite highlighter and I absolutely love wearing it in the inner corners of my eyes to brighten and highlight the eye area. I dust a little over my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and above my cupid's bow on my lips - it just adds the perfect finishing touch to your makeup and is instantly brightening and lifting to the complexion. I can see why this product is such a cult-fave.  It's unbelievably pigmented and even the tiniest bit provides intense colour pay off - because it's pure pigment a little goes a very long way and it's still really easily blended and smoothed out on the skin.

I find it a little similar to my Nars Albatross but just a little more natural looking as it isn't as gold once blended - it's definitely more noticeable than other highlighters I own but this is what I love about Vanilla.  It's striking yet easy to work with and the glimmers in it don't look give you glitter ball face (hooray!). Yes, it's a little pricey - but my goodness it's worth it!  You only need the tiniest bit on your brush and you're good to go. It can be a little messy and you need to be careful if you're the clumsy type - but it's worth every penny. I love the fact that this shade is so versatile (I even dusted some down the centre of my legs the other day and it looked fab!) - if you're after a good inner-corner shade for your eyes or a new highlighting powder then it's worth looking into the Vanilla pigment. I cannot wait to wear it with a tan as I can imagine it will look even more striking!

Have you tried Mac Pigments? What's your favourite?
 

31 comments:

  1. Ooh, I've wanted this forever! It looks so awesome.

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  2. I've wanted this for so long! I think i may have to treat myself before i go my holiday as i think your right, it will look amazing with a tan!
    Sam x

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  3. Wow this is beautiful!! I think I would use this a lot!

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  4. Looks stunning! Can't wait to try it myself!

    http://brushofbeauty17.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Love the look of this - I've seen quite a few people mentioning it! x

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  6. This sounds amazing, I do love the pigments and this sounds multi purpose it makes to buy it! ;)

    Hope you're having a fab holiday.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  7. Think I've fallen in love with this shade - its stunning xx

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  8. love love love vanilla <3

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  9. This is so strange.. I was literally just looking at it online being really tempted to buy! You might have pushed me over the edge!

    Taylor xxx

    www.beautytelltales.blogspot.com

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  10. It's stunning, I've always wanted this pigment xx

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  11. I heard so many good things about this product and it looks gorgeous so probably I will give this a go :)
    Lovely photos!
    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. gorgeous colour really need to get this xx

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  13. This pigment has been on my list for QUITE some time now and I think you've just reignited the lust I have for it! I need to get this ASAP! :D

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  14. I've been wanting this shade for quite a while myself and your beautiful photography makes me want it even more! I hope you enjoy your holiday!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  15. This has been on my wishlist for so long! The color looks so gorgeous, I really love it! Awesome review Beth :)

    xoxo aly

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  16. That looks like a great product! I like to use shades like that as a base for my eyeshadow, but I've never used a MAC pigment! Xo

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  17. That's looks like such an awesome eyeshadow! It comes with a lot though! Haha, I feel like that last me two lifetimes. Anyway, I do hope you enjoy your vacation!!

    Lynn | Makeup With Tea

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  18. This looks fantastic! The MAC Pigments are know for being superb quality and this looks no different. The shaded is gorgeous and I like that it is not gold toned. Gold highlighters can often look fake when over used, however this one looks perfect for a multi purpose highlighter.

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  19. Looks stunning! Never thought to use it as a highlighter! Silly me as it's pretty obvious!

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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  20. I've heard so many people mention this now, I think it may be time to buy it! x

    http://confessionsofabeautylover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. That looks gorgeous! I just fear I'd spill its highlighty goodness everywhere with it being loose.. as you say, not so great for clumbsy ones ! X

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  22. This is so gorgeous and multi-purpose. Kind of reminds me of the Barry M Dazzle Dust days! :)

    Ellis xo
    http://elrbx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Everyone seems to rave about this! I'm really tempted to pick this up.

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Looks lovely, I currently use MAC's Nylon eyeshadow for highlighting, this sounds tempting though! x

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

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  25. Looks really cute, I would use it for my cheekbones too :)
    http://ronnie-diaries.blogspot.ie/

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  26. Looks lovely! But I think £17 is definitely quite pricey seeing as Barry M probably have a similar pigment for around £5 x

    A beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog by Izzi

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  27. It looks beautiful! I always reach for my pressed products over pigments though.

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  28. ahh I've been wanting this for ages and this post has made me want it even more! its so pretty xx

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  29. Would love to try this, it looks amazing!

    www.studdedkisses.co.uk

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